NEXT LEAGUE IS THE POPULAR MARK MASON FINANCIAL SERVICES COLLIGAN LEAGUE.
The club’s next big local event is the 5 week Mark Mason’s Financial Services Colligan running league for beginners and regular runners and all are welcome once they are over 16 years of age. We would especially encourage newcomers to come along and join in this league in Colligan wood. For the complete beginner there is the option of doing 3 lap course,beginning at the wooden bridge and finishing at the wooden bridge. This 3 laps i3 distance is approx 4 miles in distance so it might suit all those that ran the short route over the winter league plus this route is more or less completely on the flat. The other option is the 5 mile hill route which is one lap of the wood for starters and then up the first hill and down the hill and then across the road for the second hill and finishing in by the wood at the bridge. The entry fee is 20 euro for the 5 nights of the league and all runners can enter online at Eventmaster, It will be 25 euro if you enter on the first night at the league itself. The overall winner of the league will receive the Veale family perpetual shield. The league will start on Wednesday March 29th and continue for five Wednesday evenings April 5th,12th,19th and 26th .Mass start each evening at 6.30 pm.
FORMAT OF THE LEAGUE.
Over the course of the 5 weeks of the league we will keep a record of each person’s finishing position. If you finish first you get one point, fifth place will earn you 5 points and so on. All runners will be put in to divisions of 5 and after the four weeks the winner of each division will receive a prize. Prizes will be awarded to those in each route and the divisions make it fun and interesting and all the more enjoyable. The overall winner of the hill league will also receive the Veale Family Perpetual Shield.
DATES OF THE LEAGUE.
Round 1: March 29th at 6.30 p.m.
Round 2: April 05th at 6.30 p.m.
Round 3: April 12th at 6.30 p.m.
Round 4: April 19th at 6.30 p.m.
Round 5: April 26th at 6.30 p.m.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN WEST WATERFORD ATHLETIC CLUB.
West Waterford AC membership renewal e mails have been sent into your e mail account inbox recently.Membership stays at the very low reasonable price of 25 euro with 20 of this going to AI for your membership registration. Due to the introduction by Athletics Ireland of a new 1 day fee for all NON CLUB members we invite you to join or re-join now to avoid this extra cost when you are entering our many events planned in 2023.If you would like to join the club for the first time or would like to re-join the club but don’t have your AI membership renewal e mail you can click the link below and follow the new membership link.
9th ANNUAL AGLISH FUN RUN/WALK IN AID OF CRUMLIN.
The 9th Annual Aglish Fun Run/Walk is back and will take place on Easter Monday 10th April 2023. Registration from 11.30am on the day and costs €10 / Donation.The popular 5k Walk and run will kick off at 11.30. All proceeds to Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin. Numerous Spot Prizes.
30th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.
The clubs 30th annual general meeting will be held on Thursday April 13th at 8pm at the Park Hotel.All members welcome to attend.
WALTER DROHAN 3rd IN KILSHEELAN 10.
The Kilsheelan 10 miles was held today with a field of 122 completing the course. Pat Fitzgerald Waterford AC was the race winner in a time of 54.07 with Eugene O’Keeffe Carrick on Suir second in 61.59 clib member Walter Drohan ran very well to take third in 62.29. The overall Ladies winner was Angela McCann Clonmel AC in 64.25 finishing 7th overall.There were some other very good performances by club members.
Walter Drohan 62.29
James Whelan 64.28
Eoin Walsh 69.41
Kieran Russell 70.01
Shane Hayes 76.23
Mick Concannon 77.40
Bryan Hallissey 86.12
Patricia Daly 95.38
Michael Coakley 99.24